Edible: Garlic mustard [Alliaria officinalis]


30 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. Had to clear away the leaves to find it.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 04, 2001

31 Garlic mustard root Garlic mustard root
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 04, 2001

7 Garlic mustard - young Garlic mustard - young.
Source: Central Park, Mar 19, 2000

8 Garlic mustard - young closeup Garlic mustard - young closeup.
Source: Central Park, Mar 19, 2000

9 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. Mature (i.e. second year)
Source: Central Park, Mar 19, 2000

10 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard. Second year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 25, 2000

11 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard. First year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 25, 2000

12 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard. A big one that would have decent roots (which are like horseradish).
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 25, 2000

32 Garlic mustard sprouts Garlic mustard sprouts
Source: Crestwood Riverside, Westchester, Apr 14, 2001

33 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year growth.
Source: Crestwood Riverside, Westchester, Apr 14, 2001

34 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 22, 2001

35 Garlic mustard root Garlic mustard root. Tastes like horseradish.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 22, 2001

44 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005

45 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. Flower closeup. Flowers have four petals in shape of a cross.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005

46 A large patch of second year garlic mustard that we passed A large patch of second year garlic mustard that we passed. Can return for seeds in the summer.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005

13 Garlic Mustard (second year) Garlic Mustard (second year).
Source: Alley Pond Park (Woods), Queens, May 14, 2000

14 Garlic mustard flower Garlic mustard flower
Source: Alley Pond Park (Woods), Queens, May 14, 2000

52 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Patch. At this time the second year leaves are better than the first year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011

53 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Single plant.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011

54 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Flower on stem closeup.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011

55 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Flower closeup.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011

56 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, first year. These leaves have become bitter now. Better earlier in the season. In October the root is like horseradish. Too small now.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011

57 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Nice patch.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 22, 2011

15 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, first year. Starts to get bitter this time of year. Root is like horseradish.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 27, 2000

16 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 27, 2000

17 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. Stems now too tough, but bulbs good. Like garlic.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 27, 2000

47 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year
Source: Central Park, May 30, 2005

48 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 01, 2006

49 Violets and garlic mustard Violets and garlic mustard, first year. Closeup.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 01, 2006

50 Violets and garlic mustard Violets and garlic mustard, first year. Patch.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 01, 2006

51 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Patch.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 01, 2006

18 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. Out of season, but has been mowed and there is edible new growth.
Source: Central Park, Jul 02, 2000

36 Garlic mustard seeds Garlic mustard seeds.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2001

37 Garlic mustard seeds Garlic mustard seeds.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2001

38 Small garlic mustard Small garlic mustard.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2001

58 Garlic mustard second year Garlic mustard second year.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2011

59 Garlic mustard seeds Garlic mustard seeds. Don’t have to grind seeds to use.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2011

60 Garlic mustard first year Garlic mustard first year.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2011

39 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, 2nd year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 08, 2001

19 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. Seeds can be harvested now.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 09, 2000

61 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Seeds are perfect to collect right now. Don’t have to grind seeds to use. Note poison ivy in lower right.
Source: Inwood Park, Manhattan, Jul 17, 2011

20 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. Leaves in summer too bitter.
Source: Central Park, Jul 29, 2000

21 Garlic mustard root Garlic mustard root. Is good now. Like horseradish.
Source: Central Park, Jul 29, 2000

22 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. 2nd year. Can collect seeds. Put in at end of cooking.
Source: Central Park, Jul 29, 2000

40 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 29, 2001

41 Garlic mustard seeds Garlic mustard seeds.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 29, 2001

42 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. 1st year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 29, 2001

43 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. 1st year.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 29, 2001

23 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. 1st year. Leaves at this time of year too bitter to eat.
Source: Central Park, Aug 20, 2000

24 Garlic mustard root Garlic mustard root. Like horseradish.
Source: Central Park, Aug 20, 2000

25 Garlic mustard 2nd year Garlic mustard 2nd year. Seeds are good.
Source: Central Park, Aug 20, 2000

26 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, 2nd year. Seeds are edible.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sep 02, 2000

27 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, 1st year. Leaves are edible in spring and fall.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sep 02, 2000

28 Garlic mustard root Garlic mustard root. Like horsradish.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Sep 02, 2000

1 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard
Source: Cunningham Park, Queens, Nov 14, 1999

2 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard
Source: Cunningham Park, Queens, Nov 14, 1999

3 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard
Source: Cunningham Park, Queens, Nov 14, 1999

4 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard. Well, the seeds were almost all gone, but I found a few. There were some in this picture, but they didn’t come out. On pictures like this the camera has difficulty focusing.
Source: Cunningham Park, Queens, Nov 14, 1999

29 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, 1st year.
Source: Central Park, Nov 19, 2000

5 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard. Can eat root and small leaves.
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999

6 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard
Source: Central Park, Nov 21, 1999



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